BUILDING ONE COMMUNITY IN THE NEWS

A chat with… Michelle Saldivar, Special Projects Advisor at Building One Community

Darien News By Humberto J. Rocha DARIEN — Michelle Saldivar spoke no English when she came to the United States in 1995 for her undergraduate studies. It was through theater and other student organizations at Massasoit Community College in Massachusetts, and out of necessity, that she quickly picked it up. “I had no English whatsoever,”…
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Hundreds Gather at Greenwich Town Hall to Protest Trump Immigration Policy

Greenwich Free Press On Saturday morning the thermometer hit 88° as over 400 people turned out to protest migrant family separations at the border with Mexico and demand an immediate reunification of those who have been separated, part of the Trump Administration’s “Zero Tolerance” policy toward immigration. The featured speaker was Senator Richard Blumenthal. Other…
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Hundreds gather in Greenwich for peaceful protest of Trump’s immigration policies

Greenwich Time By Jo Kroeker GREENWICH — About 400 people rallied in front of Greenwich Town Hall to protest the family separations happening at the border in just one of about 700 “Families Belong Together” rallies held nationwide on Saturday decrying the policy. The peaceful program, organized by Indivisible Greenwich, featured what founding member Joanna…
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Stamford photographer discusses covering immigration along U.S. border

Stamford Advocate By Erin Kayata STAMFORD — Photographer John Moore was traveling with border patrol officers near the riverbanks in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas late one night this month when he captured what has quickly become an iconic photo of immigrant families being separated. Moore, a Getty Images senior correspondent and senior staff…
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Photographer returns to Stamford to discuss emotional picture at Mexican border

News12 Long Island STAMFORD – A Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer came back to his hometown of Stamford Thursday night to discuss an emotional picture he took at the U.S.-Mexico border. Photographer John Moore planned the night at the Building One Community Center weeks ago to discuss his new book but also spent time discussing the moving…
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Man scheduled for transplant granted deportation reprieve

The Washington Post By Pat Eaton-Robb HARTFORD, Conn. — Federal immigration officials granted a six-month reprieve on Thursday to a Connecticut immigrant facing deportation, a move his supporters say won’t be long enough to allow him to undergo a scheduled kidney transplant. Dozens of people, including Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, rallied in front of U.S.…
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